You see a lot of strange items in this business. You never know what people are going to decide is worth keeping in storage. That said, there are certain items that are more common to store than others. Here are the five most common things people store at Vernon Storage.
1. RVs and Motorhomes
RVs and motorhomes take up a lot of space and are getting bigger every year. When I was younger, a 10-foot RV was big. Now some are as long as 40 feet. That’s bigger than the shark in Jaws!
Something that big needs a lot of storage space. It’s often inconvenient to keep something like that at your house. It can take up the entire driveway by itself and may even be too large for some. That’s a lot of space to devote to something that only sees seasonal use. That’s why a rented storage unit from Vernon Storage is the perfect place. You can store your RVs and motorhomes with us and give yourself more room in your driveway for things that you need to use everyday.
Boats can also be pretty big. With sizes ranging from 14-30 feet and sometimes even bigger, a boat can also eat up all of your driveway space by itself. Unless you enjoy making your neighbors jealous, there’s really not a good reason to park it at home. Rent a good-sized storage unit from us and don’t worry about it.
3. ATVs and PWCs
All-Terrain Vehicles and Personal Water Crafts are also pretty commonly stored with us. While not as big as boats or motorhomes, these vehicles are still only seasonal use items and may not be worth keeping at home all year round. Some clients will rent a storage unit from us for just the few months that they get no use out of these vehicles and pull them out during the spring and summer months. With no extended commitments, you don’t have to worry about being charged for storage sheds when you’re not using them. If you just want to use it a couple months out of the year and save some money, that’s totally fine with us. Or if you find you don’t have room for them, we’re always available for year round storage. It’s all up to you how you want to use our services.
According to an article in the New York Times, furniture is the most commonly stored item in the US. Around seven million households have at least one piece of furniture in storage. Furniture is a readily available item that often carries a lot of sentimental value for people. Good furniture represents a sense of ownership of a place. For a family, it can represent the good times spent together. It’s also pretty expensive.
With this in mind, it’s easy to see why someone might not want to get rid of furniture they don’t need anymore if it’s still in good condition. After all, it could still be useful to someone in the future, perhaps after your kids move out. So, rather than throw it out, a lot of people elect to put it in storage for the future. For that, Vernon Storage can meet any need. Even our smallest units are good for storing a most kinds of furniture.
5. Miscellaneous Household Items
Ornaments. Knick-knacks. Items. Stuff. Things.
It’s easy for your house to get cluttered with possessions. There are a lot of reasons why you might not want to or be able to store them all in your home. Perhaps you’re moving into a smaller home for a while and don’t have room. Maybe you’re remodeling and need a place to put the furniture you have to move. It’s generally not financially smart to rent a storage unit for long-term storage of miscellaneous items, but our lack of contractual obligations serves you well there, too. If you just need some temporary storage, our units are rented on an as-needed basis, so you only pay for the amount of time that you use them and you can cancel the contract at any time once you no longer need them. This can save just a little bit more space in your home while you’re dealing with life’s little surprises.
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These are the most common things stored in our facility, but they are by no means the only things you can store. If you’ve got a need for extra storage space, get in touch and see how we can help you today!